The University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery ranked among the top five neurosurgical residency programs in the country in terms of academic publishing output of faculty, according to an in-depth, five-year study published online by the Journal of Neurosurgery.
In the study, researchers from Tennessee and Oregon used bibliometrics—the statistical analysis of written publications—to calculate the objective impact of scholarly papers. The results showed that the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery had the third highest score of 103 neurosurgical residency programs across the United States for papers published by its faculty from 2009 through 2013.
“This study reflects the remarkable work and impact of our faculty,” commented department chair Robert M. Friedlander, MD. “I am extremely proud of their dedication and commitment.”